Introduction: About Boltwire CMS
Boltwire is a flat file CMS (Content Management System) that uses markdown for content creation. I came to know about Boltwire when I was looking up different flat file CMS’es. Below is a series of screenshots from installation of this CMS on a shred hosting, using version 7. You can learn more about this CMS here. I used a shared hosting provider that I came to know through LowEndTalk (and later LowEndSpirit) and I host several sites including mykitaab.in with that host.
Screenshots continue below.
404 Error while installing
Note: You have to use start.php as mentioned in the install.txt instructions above, to set up the installation of Boltwire CMS.
New Site Setup for Boltwire CMS
New Default Site
New skin (or theme)
Creating a new page
Note: HTML code is not supported while creating a new page in Boltwire CMS
Embed ‘iframe’ code does not work
Selection of Skins
|Neo skin in below image|
|No Copy Paste from HTML! Another reminder that the page may not render well|
Wrapping it up
Installing and configuring Boltwire CMS is a breeze. I did not try out the plugins or forums option or go into advanced configuration. In the coming days I might do so on the test site. In the meantime, Boltwire CMS looks like a solid content management system. This is a one person project (or a small community at best). While that is a risk for some, in my opinion, this should not prevent someone from trying out (and using!) this flat file content management system.